EAP (English for Academic Purposes) is a fast-growing specialisation in the world of English language teaching and learning, primarily aimed at the increasing numbers of international students seeking to study at English-speaking institutes of higher education. At Maynooth, our EAP programmes aim to:

  • raise the linguistic and communicative competence of the international students to the level required for commencement of their undergraduate or postgraduate studies;
  • equip students with the essential study skills and knowledge needed to become critically aware of their own learning through the medium of English, allowing them to fully engage in higher education studies and assessment procedures in their chosen subject areas

We strive to consistently provide the most relevant, effective and enjoyable EAP teaching and learning experience for our students, whether their future field of study at the university lies at undergraduate or postgraduate level. In doing so, we make use of research-informed practice and underpinning adult education theory, in addition to the wide classroom experience of our dedicated, subject-specialist teaching staff.
We hope to meet with you soon, and look forward to helping you successfully achieve your study ambitions here at Maynooth University.